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Should I be medicating my 10wk old chicks??????

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So, I've got 27 birds......14 pullets and 13 Bantams (various sex) that are right around the 10wk age mark. I lost my 1st bird the other day which was surprising since I didn't lose ANY at the beginning. This got me thinking, should I be giving my birds some type of supplement etc. etc.? I've not given anything to them medication wise unless it's in the 24% Starter I've been feeding them. Everybody seems healthy but I'm curious now. Advice, thoughts?????? Where to get????

Thanks!!!
Edited by flygilmore - 5/19/16 at 9:38am
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No medication needed unless you know you are actually dealing with a disease. An occasional death can happens at any age, I wouldn't be concerned unless you notice things like being listless chicks, diarrhea, especially with blood, sneezing, watery discharge, or multiple deaths.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Ok, I really appreciate the answer!!

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